Monthly Archives: December 2017

  1. Fifteen Fun Shed Facts - for every devoted sheddie

    Fifteen Fun Shed Facts - for every devoted sheddie

    definition of sheddie

    At Buy Fencing Direct, we admit that most of us are sheddies in some form or another.  So, for all you fellow sheddies out there who love your sheds, we've compiled this list of shed facts for you.

    According to Kerry Maxwell, author of Brave New Words, "the affectionate term sheddie has been around for a number of years, but has only recently come into the public eye in connection with the observation that the current economic situation may in part be responsible for the growing popularity of 'garden offices'. Users of garden offices, also so

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  2. Concrete vs Wood Fence Posts - Our Garden Expert's View

    Concrete vs Wood Fence Posts - Our Garden Expert's View

    Concrete Fence Posts or Wood Fence Posts? It's a Dilemma 

    Imagine being an outcast on a desert island. All you can take are eight songs, a book and a luxury.

    Now the songs part is easy, the book simple, but the luxury? Hmmm, obviously (obviously!) it’s between a concrete or a wood fence post. Now there’s a dilemma.

    Weight

    Concrete Posts

    Concrete will weigh in heavier. A six-foot fence panel requires a heavy frame of concrete and they do need a couple of people to handle, manoeuvre and get in place.

    And once in place there is absolutely no tweaking or phrases like ‘don’t worry, the screws will bring it all together.’ Once in place that is the place. Forever.

    Wood Posts

    Wood, however, is slightly lighter, still heavy mind you, and - as with all posts and fencing - a helper is still a great idea.

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